...with help from Cosmo Cricket papers and a vintage children's reader school book. Who would have thought that after all of these years, the books that helped me learn how to read are now helping me in my art. I really enjoy using these old books--books that I mostly find at garage sales that were destined for the trash, but instead they're in a piece of artwork for someone to enjoy. I really like putting things in my art that have a past to them.
and also thanks to these very cool grungeboard letters from Tim Holtz--very fun to work with.
And this time I challenged myself. I decided to make a collage and put it in a frame under glass. That's very hard for me to do--make something flat with no dimension or those embellies that I love--but I did it!
So now I have 3 more completed pieces for my upcoming show--
My show is in 3 weeks, and I'm a bit nervous about it. This will be my first year there--I actually blogged about it HERE. I'm really looking forward to it, but what has me a bit nervous, is that it's 3 consecutive weekends. I've never done a show like this before in the Fall so I'm hoping that I'm making enough. I've been working like a madman, but loving it, especially the houses. These came together so easily for me.
I am however taking a short overnight break to Columbus, Ohio. I'm leaving today for the craft wholesale show that I always go to, and while I'm there, I'll be going to the Dick Blick art supply store too--if anything just to walk around and look--like a kid in a candy store!